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Lemon Blossoms

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Servings: 15


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 (3.5 oz) package instant lemon pudding mix
  • 1 (18.5-oz) package yellow cake mix
  • 3/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons for glaze vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 4 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 zested lemon
  • 3 tablespoons water


Preheat the oven to 350 °F

Spray miniature muffin tins with vegetable oil cooking spray. Combine the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, 3/4 cup oil and 3/4 cup water and blend well with an electric mixer until smooth, about 2 minutes. Pour a small amount of batter, filling each muffin tin half way. Bake for 12 minutes. Turn out onto a tea towel.

To make the glaze, sift the sugar into a mixing bowl. Add the lemon juice, zest, 3 tablespoons oil and 3 tablespoons water. Mix with a spoon until smooth.

With fingers, dip the cupcakes into the glaze while they’re still warm, covering as much of the cake as possible, or spoon the glaze over the warm cupcakes, turning them to completely coat. Place on wire racks with waxed paper underneath to catch any drips. Let the glaze set thoroughly, about one hour, before storing in containers with tight-fitting lids.